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Friday, June 23, 2017
Annual stand up paddleboard & kayak race held in Riverhead to support local veterans Join United Way of Long Island on the Peconic River this summer for a chance to support Long Island veterans and the Long Island Aquarium. The day full of fun brings companies, organizations, families and friends together for the chance to race on the river by entering a four-person team in the annual Paddle Battle Long Island Team Challenge. Hosted by the East End Tourism Alliance, the Paddle Battle will be held on Saturday, July 29th at the town docks in Riverhead with proceeds from the Team Challenge...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
United Way of Long Island is the recipient of a $25,000 contribution supporting United Way’s Mission United t-shirt campaign from Long Island Contractors’ Association (LICA). All funds raised from the sales of the t-shirts directly benefit veterans on Long Island. The sponsorship of the t-shirts was announced and recognized at LICA’s annual Golf Outing at the Huntington Crescent Club. Mission United is a critical program supporting military veterans and their families as they transition home to civilian life focusing on employment services, education, financial services, health and housing...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
United Way of Long Island has officially launched “Healthy Homes Long Island,” an initiative focusing on building and retrofitting houses that are energy and water efficient, and create a healthy environment for their residents. As a key partner, TOTO USA will support these efforts by donating high-efficiency plumbing fixtures to United Way for installation in the affordable “green” homes that the organization is building for people with special needs, including veterans. To recognize this collaboration, TOTO invited United Way, along with its supporters and other leaders in the green-...
Saturday, May 13, 2017
United Way Raises Unprecented $670,000 at Annual LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon Honorees: Katherine Heaviside, President, Epoch 5 Public Relations; PSEG Long Island; Transport Workers Union 252 United Way of Long Island celebrated the dedication and support of individuals, organizations, corporations and labor unions at its annual LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on May 10. The fundraising event raised more than $670,000 and was supported by longtime Title Sponsor Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Hosted by Linda Armyn, senior vice president of...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
For the second year in a row, GEICO’s Woodbury associates have pledged $1,000,000 to United Way of Long Island and other nonprofit agencies through their payroll deduction giving campaign. Pledges by GEICO associates are bolstered by a 100 percent matching gift through the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation, bringing the grand total to $2,000,000 raised in support of agencies who offer critical services and programs to Long Islanders. “The level of effort and personal commitment that our associates displayed in their pledge to help our community during this year’s campaign has been incredible,”...
Friday, March 17, 2017
Honorees include Katherine Heaviside, President, Epoch 5 Public Relations; PSEG Long Island; and TWU Local 252 United Way of Long Island will honor organizations, individuals, and labor unions at its annual LIVE UNITED Celebration Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.  The fundraising event, supported by longtime Title Sponsor Bethpage Federal Credit Union, will be hosted by Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Bethpage Federal Credit Union and Paul Fleishman, Vice President of Public Affairs at Newsday. With an expected fundraising...
Friday, February 24, 2017
NEWS COVERAGE OF PROJECT WARMTH DAY United Way of Long Island and its partner agencies hosted Project Warmth Day events in Freeport and Wyandanch, covering both counties across Long Island, granting over $85,000 to 164 households on this awareness day to help pay their home heating bills. As Long Island’s only non-governmental, Island-wide emergency heating fund, Project Warmth is available all winter as a safety net for individuals and families who are facing energy insecurity and are unable to pay their heating bill, many of whom have already exhausted all other options for assistance by...
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan recently met with representatives from 2-1-1 Long Island to discuss the importance of this free and confidential resource that provides crucial information to Long Islanders in need of assistance.    2-1-1 Long Island is a partnership between United Way of Long Island and Middle Country Public Library. The Call Center is staffed by trained information specialists seven days a week who connect callers to critical resources such as shelter, food or utilities, as well as non-emergency services including job training, counseling, and education. Call Center...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
United Way of Long Island and Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE bus) are partnering to provide low- and moderate-income Nassau County families and individuals with emergency transportation assistance for bus fares. The program, “Everyone Rides NICE,” is a newly established 501(c)3, not-for-profit foundation utilizing an Emergency Transportation Fund of $1.25 million provided by Transdev, which operates NICE under contract to Nassau County.  United Way of Long Island helped design the initiative and is administering the program. Everyone Rides NICE will provide free Metrocards for use on NICE...
Thursday, February 2, 2017
February 2, 2017 (Deer Park, NY) – Employees of National Grid and members of IBEW Local 1049 are proudly showing their support for Long Island veterans by sporting new camouflage-style hardhats on worksites. The total of $9,500 raised through sales of 340 hardhats and a contribution from National Grid will benefit United Way’s Mission United and VetsBuild initiatives, providing crucial financial assistance and workforce training. “National Grid consistently shows their dedication to helping Long Island’s veteran population,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long...

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